Natalia Avelon's breakthrough role was as 'sixties icon Uschi Obermaier in the 2007 movie "Das Wilde Leben," released in English as "Eight Miles High." She also recorded a song for the soundtrack and scored a major hit with her version of the classic ballad "Summer Wine".
Over-the-top shows and texts that teeter between social commentary and nonsense have gained Deichkind a cult following. We talk to the electro-rappers about their new album. We also pay a visit to rising blues star Jesper Munk. And there’s music from singer-songwriter Johannes Oerding, German pop icon Nena, rap newcomer Vega, and electro-pioneer Tangerine Dream.
Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar tells Arts.21 how he turned the sounds of protest into music. Filmmaker Burhan Qurbani depicts an escalation of xenophobia. And the operetta experiences a revival at Berlin's Komische Oper. We also meet the artist Katharina Grosse.